Building a Practice that Supports Leaders and Learners- 2nd Cohort!

We are offering another series of the Race Consciousness Community of Practice, open to all educators in the Jewish Community.

Launch 2021 as part of a cohort of learners; join us for a Community of Practice that focuses on race, equity and inclusion. We invite you to collaborate with another educator from your professional organization, and commit to six sessions of learning together. Guided by the skillful facilitation of Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman, we will identify key practices that we can utilize in our programming and organizations to both welcome Jews of color into shared spaces as well as to work against existing frameworks of systemic injustice.

This series is designed for Jewish educators working with all ages.

All sessions will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Two members from your organization are required to attend.

*All programs at Jewish LearningWorks are subsidized by our generous donors. To arrange a further cost adjustment, please email

Registration is limited to 10 organizations; we encourage you to register early. Cost is $162* for two participants from the same organization.


Dates (2021):

January 19
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
May 25
(June 1 make up session in case we need to reschedule one)

Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman is one of the co-founders of Romney Associates, Inc. She has more than 25 years of experience organizing, educating and developing curriculum for social justice. Whether as a leadership coach, facilitator, or trainer, Mrs. Chapman’s focus is on creating safe and inclusive environments for learning, growth and justice. Her work with Boards, staff, faculty, students, counselors and other stakeholders in religious communities, secular communities, schools and non-profit organizations has informed their goals for sustained change.

She currently serves on the Board for the Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award, on the Steering Committee for the Coalition of Faith/Spiritual/Ethical Communities for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and was a founding co-chair for Kolot Chayeinu Synagogue’s Race Working Group. She is also co-founder of Sisters of Color in Education.

Mrs. Chapman received her undergraduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her Masters from Middlebury College, Madrid, Spain and begins doctoral studies in the Fall of 2020 at the program for Interfaith Clinical Education for Pastoral Ministry at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion.

She works for a world in which her children and the young people in your lives can live wholly and safely into their full humanity in an equitable world where race is not a major determinant in health, wealth, legal, and educational outcomes.

To hear from Imani, please find her writing: her co-authored chapter about racial intimacy and anti-racism at her Brooklyn synagogue in UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship (Peter Lang); the forthcoming chapter she co-authored in “Teaching Brilliant Beautiful Black Girls” (Corwin); and the article she co-authored entitled “Converting to What?” in the Summer edition of the CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.